Alumni

Two brothers bring Baja full circle

Thursday, May 17, 2018 —   The Kansas SAE Baja Competition follows roughly the same schedule each year: teams arrive, prepare their cars, present to judges, and compete in endurance and technical events in front of cheering spectators.  But this year's ...

Baja provides unparalleled opportunity for students

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — Trent Lindbloom can't guarantee how the Pittsburg State University Baja team will place in this week's Kansas SAE Baja — the fourth to be held at PSU since 2011 — but there is one thing of which he is ...

Mathematics student earns prestigious scholarship

Monday, May 14, 2018 — Pittsburg State mathematics graduate student Georgette Searan of Girard, Kansas, has been selected to receive a prestigious and highly competitive Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) ...

From the Midwest to the Middle East

Thursday, May 10, 2018 — When Courtney Blankenship was around nine years old, she discovered she had a passion for learning about Egypt and North Africa.   Following graduation this weekend from Pittsburg State University, that childhood passion will ...

Finding fulfillment with a second degree

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 — In her youth, Leslie Harris never imagined becoming a teacher.    "I really wasn't a 'kid person' until I had kids later on in life," she said.   This week, 37-year-old Harris will graduate with a ...

3D printer donation means hands-on learning

Monday, May 07, 2018 — A new resource donated by a business in Joplin, Missouri, to Pittsburg State's Department of Communication will enable students to apply the skills they are learning in hands-on ways. The possibilities are endless, faculty say.  A ...

Teachers receive awards from College of Education

Monday, May 07, 2018 — Each spring, the College of Education recognizes one outstanding elementary and secondary teacher who have distinguished themselves within their first seven years of service and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to ...

Grad working at Smithsonian on papers of former professor

Sunday, April 29, 2018 — Getting hired as an intern by the Smithsonian Archives of American Art was a welcome surprise for PSU alumnus Ross Schartel and his former art professor, S. Portico Bowman.  "To my knowledge, Ross is Pitt State's first ...

Banquet, scholarship a lasting tribute to GIT student

Monday, April 23, 2018 — When Brittney Feuerborn set out to start the Crimson Creative Awards in 2016 as a senior in Graphics & Imaging Technologies, her goal was to celebrate the most creative minds at Pittsburg State.  This year, on ...

Pittsburg State announces 2018 Meritorious Achievement Award recipients 

Friday, April 13, 2018 — The Pittsburg State University Alumni Association established the Meritorious Achievement Award in 1958. Candidates must have demonstrated substantial professional growth and advancement over an extended period. The candidate's activities, ...

Alumni, faculty among selected noted poets 

Friday, April 06, 2018 — "It's an honor for faculty and alumni to be included in the anthology, which speaks to the quality of our program," Washburn said.    The reading, part of the Distinguished Visiting Writer Series, has been ...

Community welcomes PSU grad home from military deployment

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — “I said to Michelle, ‘there’s not going to be, like, a lot of people waiting is there?’,” Josh said. “She said, ‘Well, my Mom might be there and maybe a ...

Pittsburg State mourns death of longtime supporter, alumnus

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 — Pittsburg State University is mourning the death of Alan Whetzel, a longtime supporter and alumnus who died March 18, 2018. He was 81. Whetzel was an active supporter of his alma mater and, together with his wife Roberta, instrumental in helping ...

PSU saddened by death of retired chemistry professor

Monday, January 22, 2018 — Pavlis, a resident of Girard, Kansas, was 76.  "Dr. Pavlis was an academic in the truest sense of the word,” said PSU President Steve Scott. “His efforts brought chemistry to life for our students. ...

More than 500 earn degrees at Fall Commencement

Monday, December 18, 2017 — President Steve Scott also achieved a personal milestone: the 8 p.m. ceremony was his 50th Commencement over which to officiate.   In addressing the ...

Alumni team up to support veterans, caregivers in remembrance of a fellow grad

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 — “Happens every time,” Duncan said. “It doesn’t matter how much time has passed since my time as a student and cheerleader at Pittsburg State, being back on campus brings it all back. It’s such a ...

PSU receives major gift to provide student scholarships

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 — Robert Lee Mays, a native of Burgess, Missouri, had established the Glenda Sanderson-Mays English Scholarship at PSU in memory of his wife just after her death in April 2013. At that ...

Fan Bus headed to Gorilla bowl game in Texarkana

Friday, November 17, 2017 — “Our alumni and fans are excited to watch the Gorillas play again this year,” said Jon Bartlow, director of Alumni and Constituent Relations. “Once the bowl invitation became official Wednesday, we began ...

Teacher inspires her former fifth grader to pursue teaching

Friday, November 17, 2017 — "If you ever need anything, I will always be here for you, Daniel," wrote Abbott before placing it in a scrapbook that she carefully created for each one of her fifth graders.   That was May 18, ...



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